Functionalizing polyester fiber with a self-cleaning property using anatase TiO2 and low-temperature plasma treatment

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-563
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Volume4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Anatase TiO2 prepared by an aqueous sol-gel process at 60°C was applied to polyester fibers that were treated with low-temperature plasma. This process not only functionalizes polyester but also enhances its adhesion to the anatase. The self-cleaning properties, such as bactericidal activities, colorant decomposition, and degradation of red wine and coffee stains, of the anatase functionalized polyester fibers were studied. The surface morphological changes of polyester fibers before and after plasma treatment, and of plasma-treated fibers before and after anatase coating were characterized by scanning electron microscopy. The adhesion between the anatase TiO2 and polyester fibers was investigated. © 2007 The American Ceramic Society.

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Functionalizing polyester fiber with a self-cleaning property using anatase TiO2 and low-temperature plasma treatment. / Qi, Kaihong; Xin, John H.; Daoud, Walid A.; Mak, Chee Leung.

In: International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Vol. 4, No. 6, 12.2007, p. 554-563.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review